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September 30, 2013
Beginning Sept. 30, UCSF will offer all faculty, staff, students, trainees and volunteers with an identification badge a free shot to prevent influenza.
September 27, 2013
The report earlier this year of a new hepatitis virus was a false alarm, according to UCSF researchers who correctly identified the virus as a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research labs.
February 01, 2013
Besides getting the influenza vaccine, another important measure to avoid catching or spreading the flu is frequent hand-washing, a UCSF expert says.
August 29, 2012
Through the Immunological Immune Project, leading university immunologists and bioinformatics experts are probing genes to better understand how immune responses are coordinated. They aim to identify new ways to manipulate the immune system to better fight disease.
June 20, 2012
Liver cancer is expected to become more common in the United States in coming years. “It’s deadly and it’s preventable,” says UCSF physician and researcher Tung Nguyen, MD.
June 20, 2012
Viral hepatitis chronically infects between 3.5 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. and more than 30,000 in San Francisco, alone — but only about one in three people who are infected know it, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
June 20, 2012
At the edge of a San Francisco neighborhood that has been riddled with drug addiction for decades, UCSF epidemiologist Kimberly Page, PhD, MPS, leads a research team that provides outreach, screening and prevention programs for drug users, those who are especially vulnerable to hepatitis C infection.
December 02, 2011
As physicians working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS since its start 30 years ago near retirement, UCSF is looking to attract and train the next generation of doctors to specialize in HIV/AIDS medicine.
November 10, 2011
Microbes that dwell within us can help or harm us, according to UCSF experts at "Gut Check," a lunchtime panel discussion hosted by UCSF as part of the Bay Area Science Festival last week.
October 10, 2011
UCSF continues to offer free flu shots to faculty, staff, students and volunteers through October 21.